Rifle, Colorado Real Estate and Community Information

About Rifle

The beautiful community of Rifle is surrounded by mesas in the gorgeous Colorado River Valley. The town of Rifle sits at the base of rock formations known as "Bookcliffs." The unique formations are named for their characteristic lines of shale and sediment that resemble book pages. Rifle is located at the gateway of the Roan Plateau. The gateway is a place of awe-inducing waterfalls, deep canyons, forests of spruce and aspens, and wildflower meadows. Residents of Rifle enjoy of an abundance of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Popular activities include elk and deer hunting, camping, fishing, horseback riding, biking, and hiking.

Life In Rifle

Located on the banks of the Colorado River, Rifle id the gateway to a world of majestic plateau,waterfalls, and gorgeous meadows. Amid a world of outdoor splendor, the quaint community of Rifle endures with a quiet strength. The rural community has endured throughout the ages because of its strong, civic-minded and close-knit community.

A few miles north of the community, through Rifle Gap, one will find the site of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's famous art piece, the "Valley Curtain," hung in 1975. Continue the course and one will find the picture perfect Rifle Falls. One may continue the course to a narrow canyon signaling the arrival of Rifle Mountain Park.

Within the century-old town of Rife one is able to experience a real old west experience. The streets of Rifle are embellished by a surprising variety of sculptures, such as an elk at the towns entrance, and a cowboy riding a trout. In the town of Rifle one is confronted by the old west in concert with the modernity of the "new west." Filled to the brim with history and heritage, Rifle boasts many downtown shops and buildings that date back to the town's century-old beginnings.

  • Rifle Creek Golf Course
  • Rifle Creek Movie Theater
  • Rifle Creek Museum
  • Rifle Fish Hatchery
  • Rifle Mountain Park
  • White River National Forest
  • Flat Tops Wilderness Area
  • Rifle Gap State Park

Parks And Recreation
The community of Rifle is home to some of the most beautiful natural recreation areas in the country. Additionally, the Rifle Parks and Recreation Department maintains a number of parks and facilities that provide a number of programs and services to those of all ages.

Centennial Park is the premiere park in the community of Rifle. Completed at the end of 2010 the park features historical information, a water play area, a large sundial, a community amphitheater and more. The park has received multiple prestigious awards, including the 2011 Starburst Award from Colorado Lottery, the 2011 CPRA Columbine Award for Park Design, the 2011 Downtown Colorado Inc. Award for Best Downtown Park and the 2011 Design Concepts Merit Award.

The park hosts many of the community's events, including the Fall Festival, the Centennial Concert Series and Market, and the Tree Lighting Ceremony many. Today, the park operates as an icon that brings to life the community's history and invigorates Rifle's artistic and cultural community.

Throughout the year, Rifle is home to many special events. Special events range from BMX contests to educational events. Residents enjoy a number of seasonal events as well, including the Fall Festival and the annual Holiday Celebration. During the warmer months, residents enjoy the free Community Concerts and the Farmer's Market.

Annual Events
  • Ice Fishing Tournament
  • Vivian Raymond Memorial Golf Tournament
  • Rifle Rendezvous
  • Garfield County Fair
  • Apple Pie Days
  • Chili Cook-Off
  • Holly Days

Relocating To Rifle?
Those relocating to the community of Rifle should contact a local real estate professional. Homes in the area include historic residences and large rural properties. For more information about homes for sale in Rifle, contact Becky Warner today.
Becky Warner
Becky Warner
Broker Associate